Happy Monday to you! I am sorry that this post is up a little later than normal. I had to go to the grocery store because my family thought they were starving! Just this morning Rachel looked at me and asked what she could have for breakfast. I'm sad to say that we were out of cereal, milk, bread, and even the old standby for when my pantry is running low-granola bars. Oiy!
I looked at her and suggested a frozen waffle...I think there are a few left. She popped the rationed waffles (Hannah needed breakfast too) into the toaster where she promptly burned one. The kitchen smelled delightful. Ha! So, she ate her one waffle with sliced almonds, see I have some things to eat around my house, before she went to work. Hannah had her 2 waffles and then I headed to the grocery store where I could have filled 2 carts. Goodness!
I texted Rachel to let her know that we have food again to which she responded, "Yay!" Oh, she will have choices for tomorrow's breakfast and lunch too.
I wanted to thank all of you for your sweet comments to Rachel's post on Friday. She was the cutest thing about posting for me while I drove...and I love what she wrote. We are so thankful for all that God has done for her!
She was a little nervous about this appointment. The MRI on Thursday afternoon was especially loud so she didn't rest during the hour long scans but she wasn't afraid either and I am thankful. I was able to stay in the room with her the entire time where I just focused on her sweet little eyes that I could see in the MRI mirror and just prayed for her.
We had fun shopping that night...we even did the dreaded swim suit shopping thing and survived. I always wonder if there is someone in security watching us as we try on bathing suits. And as a teacher I sometimes wonder if it might be one of my students manning the dressing room security cams. Do you ever wonder that? So, being in a different city, my mind was set at ease...well as much at ease as is possible when you are trying on bathing suits. Ha!
The girls and I laughed a lot on this trip together. We had dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Ft. Worth before we went back to the hotel for the night. We were in before dark so Mr. Incredible was happy.
The next morning we went back to Cook Children's for Rachel's appointment with her pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Roberts. He could not have been more pleased with her MRI and her news that she feels so much better than she did this time last year. He smiled as big as Dallas as we explained that she has really only had 1 headache since her surgery but that we believed it was allergy related. He asked about her choking to which we exclaimed that she has not choked once since before her surgery and he rejoiced along with us.
He explained that her MRI looked totally different compared to the MRI we had this time last year. Where once you could not see brain fluid, you can now see it! Glory! It was a blessed visit for sure as we all delighted in all that God has done and continues to do.
We are thankful that God led us here and to Dr. Roberts:
What are 3 girls to do in the metroplex after just receiving amazing news? We called Mr. Incredible to tell him the great news and then the grandparents and then we...went shopping! Here are 2 pictures that I took with my I-phone of the girls:
We also stopped by the beautiful Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens for a little photo shoot. I'll try to post a few pictures of that later this week.
Thank you so much for your prayers for us while we travelled and while Rachel was having her MRI and thank you for sharing in our joy over the great news! God is awesome!